About the Filmmakers

Director R.A. Fedde

Director R.A. Fedde

Photo by Michael Epstein

As an editor and producer, R. A. Fedde‘s film and television work has covered a wide range, from two past presidents to paparazzi on the run. Her editing work includes 10 Days that Unexpectedly Changed America: Antietam, winner of a 2006 Emmy Award for Best Non-Fiction Series. Her editing on FRONTLINE Growing Up Online garnered another nomination for a 2009 Emmy. In 2004, Fedde won the prestigious Gracie Allen Award for her work as editor on Pure Magic: The Mother Daughter Bond.

Her first feature-length documentary project, Combat Diary, was nominated for an Emmy in 2006. $ellebrity, featuring candid interviews with Jennifer Aniston, Salma Hayek, Jennifer Lopez, and a slew of other celebs, premiered at South by Southwest in 2012 and opened in theaters across the US in early 2013. Variety wrote of $ellebrity, “the visuals sparkle, and R.A. Fedde’s editing is seamless.” Running Wild: The Life of Dayton O. Hyde, edited and co-produced by Fedde, premiered at Slamdance 2013 and won the Audience Award at the Sarasota International Film Festival as well as Best Documentary at the Black Hills Film Festival. It opened in theaters nationwide in October 2013.  Most recently, The Last One, a film about the ongoing story of the AIDS Memorial Quilt, premiered at Santa Barbara International Film Festival 2014 and went on to play many other festivals, winning the Best Social Issues Documentary Award at the 2014 Atlanta Docufest.  It aired on Showtime in December 2014.

Five Faces of Shiva represents her directorial debut.